He was right.
Cloverdale senior Hannah Monnett has been selected the 2006-07 BannerGraphic Player of the Year.
Also on the Putnam County First Team this year are Monnett's teammate Ashley Koosman along with South Putnam's Meghan Canary, Greencastle's Lauren Robertson and North Putnam's Brook Miller.
The county Second Team consisted of Cloverdale's Chelsie Haltom and Kristin McCammon along with Greencastle's Kelsey Hennette, South Putnam's Bailey Birt and North Putnam's Shawna Johnston.
Monnett led all county scorers this season with an average of 14.6 points per game. She scored 306 points in 21 games. She shot 71-of-172 two-pointers and 35-of-112 three-pointers this year, hitting 37 percent of her field goals (106-for-284). In addition, Monnett was 59-of-88 (67 percent) from the free throw line.
But Monnett's game wasn't all about scoring. She was second on her team in rebounding, averaging 8.4 boards per game while grabbing 177 total rebounds, including 67 offensive rebounds.
Monnett also dished out 46 assists this year whlie making 58 steals. She also blocked four shots.
Monnett helped lead the Clovers to a 13-8 record this year, their first winning season since the 2003-04 campaign. The Clovers also won the Putnam County Tournament this season.
Canary -- The South Putnam junior led the Eagles in scoring this season with an average of 10.9 points per game, having scored 228 points in 21 games. She hit 68 percent of her free throws this seson in addition to grabbing 86 rebounds while making 36 steals. Canary also dished out 45 assists and made 12 blocks.
Koosman -- The Cloverdale junior capped her year by leading the county in rebounding, grabbing 210 rebounds for an average of 10 per game. Koosman also scored 9.9 points per contest for the Clovers this year, scoring 207 points while also making 51 steals and dishing out 48 assists.
Miller -- The North Putnam senior ended her final season with an average of 10.3 points per game, having scored 216 points in 21 games. In addition, Miller averaged three boards per game while dishing out an average of 4.6 assists per game, tops among all county players.
Robertson -- Greencastle's only senior, Robertson led the Tiger Cubs offensively this year with an average of 7.6 points per game, scoring 152 points. She also averaged 3.4 boards per game while dishing out 2.3 assists per game.
Birt -- Only a junior, Birt finished the year with an average of 8.2 points per game, scoring 173 points this year. She hit 61 percent of her free throws this year, having gone 46-of-76 from the charity stripe. Birt also grabbed 94 rebounds for an average of 4.5 per game.
Haltom -- The junior paced the Clovers in assists with 67 for an average of 3.1 per game while also averaging 6.3 points per contest, scoring 133 points in 21 games. Haltom also tallied 70 steals this year while also grabbing 5.7 boards per game, after totalling 119 rebounds.
Hennette -- The Greencastle junior ended the year with an average of 6.2 points per game, scoring 131 points. She finished the season hitting 41 percent of her shots, going 49-of-121 from the field. But she was a big asset for the Tiger Cubs on the glass, grabbing 174 boards for an average of 8.3 rebounds per game.
Johnston -- Only a sophomore, Johnston averaged 8.2 points per game for the Cougars this year, scoring 173 points in 21 games. She hit 49 percent of her field goals this year, going 74-for-152 from the field, while averaging 5.9 rebounds per game after tallying 121 rebounds, including a team-leading 52 offensive boards.
McCammon -- The Cloverdale sophomore provided outside shooting for the Clovers this year, hitting 33 percent of her three-pointers. She averaged 8.3 points per game this year, going 64-fo-216 from the field overall. In addition, she tallied 117 rebounds for an average of 5.6 rebounds per contest while also dishing out 27 assists and making 25 steals.